The vote for Smith & Wesson

DEFENDING THE SECOND

The lines of people waiting to buy guns are longer than the lines of people waiting to vote.

Every time a new poll shows the Democrats in front of the Trump-led Republicans, the gun lines get longer.

The gun people believe the Democrats will restrict and even repeal the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”

This is something many Democrats, including the president and vice-president nominees, have vowed to do. It is something the Republicans promise they will never do.

So for many voters it comes down to a vote for guns.

YOU MESS WITH ME YOU DIE

MORE GUNS THAN PEOPLE

There are 330 million people in the United States and there are 400 million firearms — actually more because of an unknown number of unregistered weapons.

The national arsenal in America towers over every other country in the world.

Gun sales are soaring this year because of the surge in domestic violence by such groups as Antifa and Black Lives Matter, and the threat of insurrection pending the outcome of the presidential election in 18 days.

Stock market prices for the country’s two top gun manufacturers — Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger — are up 131 percent and 59 percent this year.

And that’s the way most Americans want it. There are still some gun haters out there however.

MIDRIFF CARRY

TO CARRY OR NOT TO CARRY

Democrat nominee Biden and his running mate would impose strict regulations on gun ownership. Trump never would do that. He would even make it easier to possess guns by removing laws that criminalize taking guns over state lines into gun controlled states.

For example, it is a felony for a resident of New York, the strictest gun control state in the nation, to buy a gun in New Hampshire, where there are no purchase or carry permits or background checks, and bring the firearm back to New York. Three years in the slammer.

That law bugs many Americans, and getting rid of it would make their day.

MAKE MY DAY


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For many, suicide is the only way out of Covid isolation

Covid suicides social tragedy

HERMITS IN OUR OWN HOMES

We used to wear fine clothes and go out on the town and life was an adventure full of unexpected liaisons.

Now we slough around the house in T-shirts and sweat pants, on the bum in our own homes, hair growing long, looks gone to hell but we don’t care because we’re not going anywhere. And nobody’s coming to visit.

If you do venture out and get together with friends, you run a real risk of catching the deadly virus — or rather it catches you — and it spreads from one person to another and we’ve got another escalation.

DEATH OVER LONELINESS

This is a terrible time to be young.

If you’ve pretty well lived your life, there is sorrow in your heart for young people. The older generation at least has the pleasure of memories, something that is being denied thousands of younger people every day throughout the world.

The isolation, loneliness and depression become too much to bear.

GUN SALES TRIGGERED

Anxiety and depression brought on by the virus has caused a huge spike in gun purchases — two million additional guns were bought in the U.S.A. in the last two months. Suicide is expected to take the lives of a dozen people a day this year.

“The numbers are unprecedented,” said a suicide prevention counsellor. “We’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in four weeks.”

Covid suicides social tragedy

British waitress Emily Owen, 19, a cheerful gregarious person couldn’t cope “with her world closing in” and died in hospital soon after a suicide attempt.

Covid suicides on rise

Daniela Trezzi, 34, a front line nurse in Milan killed herself after testing positive because she was fearful she would spread the deadly virus to her patients and fellow nurses. She gave her life to save others.

Midway through the last year of this decade, 2020 is turning out to be the cruelest year.


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